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Re: Show Boat

Postby Reelax » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:59 pm

Del Gue wrote:[url="http://s1163.photobucket.com/user/ccjoepilot/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-09/23763D01-3629-44F1-ACBC-EB91769A89FA.jpg.html"]"http://s1163.photobucket.com/user/ccjoepilot/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-09/23763D01-3629-44F1-ACBC-EB91769A89FA.jpg.html"[/url] Purchased it last month, Still working on a name but I love it! With the Converse access closed I am thinking about launching at Otter Creek. The boat is 21' and weighs 3500#. I've never launched from the Otter Creek access before. Does anyone see a problem launching this boat from there? Thanks.


I wouldn't do it. Pay the cash and go to point bay

Nice boat!
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Re: Show Boat

Postby Del Gue » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:03 pm

Reelax wrote:
Del Gue wrote:[url="http://s1163.photobucket.com/user/ccjoepilot/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-09/23763D01-3629-44F1-ACBC-EB91769A89FA.jpg.html"]"http://s1163.photobucket.com/user/ccjoepilot/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-09/23763D01-3629-44F1-ACBC-EB91769A89FA.jpg.html"[/url] Purchased it last month, Still working on a name but I love it! With the Converse access closed I am thinking about launching at Otter Creek. The boat is 21' and weighs 3500#. I've never launched from the Otter Creek access before. Does anyone see a problem launching this boat from there? Thanks.


I wouldn't do it. Pay the cash and go to point bay

Nice boat!


Thanks. Too shallow, logs, no dock at Otter?
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Re: Show Boat

Postby Surprise » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:11 pm

Nice Rig...

I'd say Point Bay or Tom's Marine off Basin Harbor rd for a river launch. Cement ramp at Ft Caassin at this lake level drops off the end of the concrete. 3,500 lbs will pull the axle off your trailer.
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Re: Show Boat

Postby digitroll (ron) » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:56 am

Current on Otter Creek is never fun when loading a boat (never loads straight on bunks or roller trailer).

Awesome boat BTW!


My 2013 Starcraft Fishmaster 196 photo from this Spring out at the Bar for the 3rd season now. Motor is a 4 stroke 150 Mercury which tests out at 165 hp at the prop. :)


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Re: Show Boat

Postby Del Gue » Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:37 pm

Digitroll (Ron) wrote:Current on Otter Creek is never fun when loading a boat (never loads straight on bunks or roller trailer).

Awesome boat BTW!


My 2013 Starcraft Fishmaster 196 photo from this Spring out at the Bar for the 3rd season now. Motor is a 4 stroke 150 Mercury which tests out at 165 hp at the prop. :)


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I ended up launching from Point Bay Marina. They said there was no charge. Maybe they aren't charging while the converse ramp is closed. Nice place to launch from if anyone is looking for an alternative to Converse.

The wind was blowing so hard out there that I was trolling sideways. Learned a lesson. When trolling sideways you need to extend the booms on the riggers as to not get the cable cut by the kicker prop. Cannon ball and chamberlain release went to the bottom in 280 feet of water. :oops:
The good news was the Fish Hawk was on the other side.
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Re: Show Boat

Postby Gecha (Gerry) » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:38 pm

Digitroll (Ron) wrote:Current on Otter Creek is never fun when loading a boat (never loads straight on bunks or roller trailer).

Awesome boat BTW!


My 2013 Starcraft Fishmaster 196 photo from this Spring out at the Bar for the 3rd season now. Motor is a 4 stroke 150 Mercury which tests out at 165 hp at the prop. :)


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Very nice fishing vessel you have Ron.... a real beauty
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Re: Show Boat

Postby Gecha (Gerry) » Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:05 pm

It's almost time to put Miss Dolly to dry dock for the winter.
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Re: Show Boat

Postby Heijac » Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:47 pm

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The "new" Heijac
2003 196 Fishmaster, 115 Merc main, 8hp Honda kicker.
Just set her up with 4 new Cannon hi speeds, FishHawk, and Trollmaster
All ready for my vacation time in November!!!
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Re: Show Boat

Postby digitroll (ron) » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:05 pm

Thats what I am talking about!

Nice vessel Randy!

The early bird caught the worm. Good timing chasing this one down. On of the guys on our Starcraft pro staff team told me finding these 196 Fishmasters used is like finding gold.

Good luck in November!

Congrats.

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Re: Show Boat

Postby Cas » Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:22 am

Looks like a carbon copy of my 2000 superfisherman 196 from the outside! Have fun with it
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Re: Show Boat

Postby Targa V18 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:48 am

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Hopefully the next pic. will show a top on her. Primarily will be launching out of Port Henry.
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Re: Show Boat

Postby fishy1 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:17 am

my sons boat should be all equipped and ready to go in april.
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Re: Show Boat

Postby Hairbone » Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:30 pm

Nice to see the new editions to the Port Henry fleet!
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Re: Show Boat

Postby Targa V18 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:39 am

Hairbone wrote:Nice to see the new editions to the Port Henry fleet!


Thank you!!
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Re: Show Boat

Postby fishy1 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:42 am

Hairbone wrote:Nice to see the new editions to the Port Henry fleet!

thanks harry: we are have a problem mounting the riggers down firmly because of all the foam underneath. we might just take it to a professional to set it up. we have 7 or 8 riggers and would like to have 4 or more on board. all are canons and 2 are digi-trolls. placing the mast for the boards also looks to be a problem. any of the trollers out there have any ideas for us it would be appreciated. thanks.

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